I made my bed this morning.
Cleaned the kitchen. Did some laundry.
And all the while, I am thinking of this.
A mother digs for her child. A man trapped under tons of concrete. Dead bodies lined along the streets.
Outside my window, the snowbirds forage under the feeder. Snow is melting.
I am thirsty. I take a drink. I think about that Barefoot Contessa recipe I want to make. The ingredients I need. Will the salmon be good today?
And the ghosts of Haiti call to me across the ocean.
The truth is…tragedy comes every second. Mass devastation opens our eyes, but help is needed every day.
We give our first fruits when we commit to make a regular contribution.
Will you consider making a difference for a child? A people? A nation?
Quick gifts can be offered through the Red Cross:
text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross (billed to your cell phone account)